Issue 88

The road to 80 per cent: Beyond our current approach

What changes can Wales make to ensure its recycling ambitions are more bite than bark?


Welsh recycling performance has been exceptional up to this point - but what will it take to push it up to 80 per cent?

What would it take to recycle 80 per cent?

With Wales' recycling rates racing ahead of England's, is 80 per cent recycling finally an achievable goal for the country?  

In rare form

Our reliance on rare earth elements in our gadget-hungry world is growing, but at what cost?

Industrial Symbiosis: One man's waste...

When it comes to being resource efficient, turning a waste stream into a resource is about as good as it gets, and always has been. Why, then, is industrial symbiosis an idea that has struggled to gain traction in the UK?

Bargain bin food waste

Retailers are an extremely visible facet of the food waste scandal, but there are all sorts of reasons that products fall out of the grocery supply chain. Approved Food founder Dan Cluderay tells Resource how he’s turning this would-be waste back into a profit with his online clearance food and drink store 

Beach waste ready

With awards and acclaim arriving left and centre, what is it that South Ayrshire Council's Beach Restoration Project is getting so right?

Through the mill

Simon Walker, Head of RCP UK at paper company UPM provides an update on the recycled paper market and what impact China's National Sword campaign is likely to have.

Peak lamp WEEE

What is behind the decline in fluorescent lamp waste and what are the consequences of this?

How Bogotá’s recicladores are picking a fight (for inclusion)

As the city rises up the development index, Bogotá’s waste services are undergoing structural transformation. Now Colombia’s waste-picking recicladores are fighting to play their part as services are commercialised.